Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: I own a mobile home. I rent the property the home is on. Am I legally able to have a dog?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Intellectual Property for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 27, 2017

It depends on the rental contract that you have with the land owner. If the contract prohibits you from having dogs or other pets on the property, then likely you cannot have a dog on it. If there is no contract, then an attorney may be required to review the local ordinance on this issue.
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Q: Our lease is set to expire June 30. She came to do a walk through on June 16 and stated verbally that she did not want

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 26, 2017

If she starts an eviction action, it will be a public record, and could make it difficult to rent from a landlord who checks. If you aren't out on June 30, she would have to give you notice to leave, and an eviction hearing wouldn't happen earlier than July 16 anyway. So try to work it out with her.
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Q: My house is owned free and clear by me and my now ex roommate. The deed is in both of our names, if I die my half goes

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 26, 2017

She is a co-owner, and is entitled to live in the house she co-owns.
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Q: Any active cymbalta lawsuits?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 26, 2017

There was a claim in the 9th circuit that seemed to run into some type of problem. Contact a member of the Ohio Assn for Justice who handles Pharmaceutical litigation. They give free consults.
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Q: What entrepreneurship options do I have as a current H-1B software developer?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Entrepreneur visas allowing you to be your own boss in America are not easy to come by and are subject to many restrictions. Depending on which country you are from and how long it would take to get a green card through labor certification, you might try looking for a company that would be willing to sponsor you for a labor certification green card as an employee, so you could get your green card and be free to work in any capacity or career in the U.S. that you wish.
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Q: can my dad cut me out of the will

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Yes, a person can include or exclude people in a will, except a spouse has a minimum amount provided by law, so cannot be totally cut out.
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Q: So im 17 18 in may. Is there any way i could move out sooner then when i turn 18 or?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Until you are 18, you are a minor, and parents must provide support. You could move out if they permit it. If not, then no, or they could send you to juvenile detention.
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Q: I'm turning 18 in October, but will still be in high school. Can I move out without my mother's consent in October?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 24, 2017

When you are 18, you are no longer a minor, so you can make your own decisions, mistakes, and live with the consequences. Will you still have health insurance? Plans to continue education after high school? Someone to help you if you get sick? Talk to a school counselor, family member, or other trusted adult.
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Q: After being married for a year, and me not working for 2 years because my husband didn't want me to work, can I get

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 24, 2017

You might be able to get temporary spousal and child support during a divorce. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney who can advise you about spousal and child support to be ordered after the divorce is finalized.
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Q: I live in Ohio, Me and My children's father were never married.Can he stop me from moving to florida in a month?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

It seems he just asked the same question. OH has jurisdiction over the children. You would have to live in FL for a certain amount of time before FL would have jurisdiction. So the father could file here in OH, and the OH court could require the children to be returned. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult an OH family law attorney and a FL family law attorney.
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Q: My fiances childs mother is wanting to move to florida for the 2nd time within an 8 month period. They have court aug.7

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

He should use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local family law attorney ASAP who can review the facts of the situation and advise him. If she does go to FL, the OH court could require her to return the child, but that could become a difficult process for your fiancé.
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Q: I just turned 16, and I live in Ohio. My dad who has really bad health wants to sign to make me emancipated can he?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

No, he can't. Here is information on emancipation at this link: https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx

If returning to live with your mother and abusive stepfather is not an option, then talk to other family members or other trusted adults about the situation.
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Q: How much should my ex pay me for child support and how many days a week should he have him for 50/50 custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

Ohio has a Child Support Worksheet that calculates a child support amount based on incomes of both parents and other factors. That calculated amount can then be adjusted for other circumstances. Shared parenting can be split however works best for the children and the parents. If the parents cannot agree, then the court will set the schedule based on what is in the best interest of the children. Many counties have standard parenting schedules to use as a starting point. Check your court's...
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Q: Will I get my license suspended at 16 in ohio if I was at fault in a t-bone crash where i was hit on the side of my car?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

Depends on what the citation is. Worth it for you to make arrangements with your parents to speak with an attorney who handles tickets at that courthouse. Do not discuss this at all on social media. See if there was a camera at the intersection. If you had a stop sign and the other driver didn't, then you will be at fault for something--maybe that something can be bargained down, but you will have to pay a fine and your folks insurance may say you can't drive their cars.
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Q: What charges can I face if I attempt adverse possession of a home in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

The bank would have to allow you to stay there for 21 years for you to be able to assert adverse possession. The bank will consider you to be a trespasser, and it could call the police to deal with you. You could be charged with criminal trespass, and the bank could sue you for any damages.
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Q: My girlfriend and I are split. I'm on my daughters birth certificate but other than that, no court order for anything.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

Until you go to court and establish parental rights, and the court issues a custody order, the mother has sole custody, can live wherever she wants, and has no obligation to tell you where. She alone can decide who can have contact with the child, and who can't. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a family law attorney.
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Q: Me and my children's father were never married and there was never a custody done through the courts. But he pays child

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney who can review all the facts and then advise you. You currently have legal custody of both, and you determine where they will live, but if the father goes to court, the court could grant him parenting rights and specify where each will live. The court could require them to stay in Ohio. Consult an attorney.
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Q: Do the last names on home owner's insurance policy and mortgage loan/deed have to match?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

It should not be a problem, but if you are worried about insurance coverage, ask the insurer to list both your current and former names on the policy. Work with your insurance agent to resolve it.
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Q: My girlfriend wants to move in with her grandma. How can she do this legally?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

If she is not yet 18, then she is a minor. If there is physical abuse, she should report that to the police, child services, a family member, teacher, or other trusted adult so they can help her.
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Q: My ex sister in law is wanting to give me temporary custody of her 17 year old child does it have to go through a court

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

Yes. The father would have to be notified and sign off on the change of legal custody. The actual procedures vary from court to court, but you can expect at the least to have to file a motion and a parenting proceeding affidavit to reopen the case. If both parents are in agreement, the court may accept an agreed judgment entry without a hearing.
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